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Assistant CCS Kihara: It is vital to increase defense budget to 2% of GDP or more

  • October 14, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

Referring to the policies recently announced by the Liberal Democratic Party with its campaign pledges, Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary Kihara Seiji commented at a Oct. 13 press conference on the policy statement that the party will aim to raise the defense budget possibly to 2% of GDP or more. “It is extremely important that we greatly enhance our defense capabilities to the level needed to address changes in the [security] environment and secure budget accordingly,” Kihara said.

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